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Drawing I

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1130-CE
  • TimesThursday, 6:00PM - 10:10PM
  • Dates Jun 04 - Aug 13
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Children have an innate ability to draw; as we grow up this talent can become suppressed and forgotten. This course will reintroduce you to drawing and sharpen your observational skills. We will start by drawing the still life with simple geometric shapes such as cones, cylinders, cubes and spheres, and then work from the live model, noting how these primitive forms recur throughout the human body. We will explore the principles of form with line, volume, proportion, foreshortening, light/shadow, composition, positive/negative space and scale, as well as the principles of spatial depth with linear perspective and atmospheric perspective. The basics of color theory and its relationship to form and space will also be covered. Starting out with charcoal and graphite, we will branch out using a variety of mediums, such as soft pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink, brush and ink, scratchboard and silverpoint. We will do all of this in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on each individual's goals and level of experience. This course is open to all levels, and beginners are especially welcome. Discussion of student work will be an ongoing group effort. NOTE: Please bring an (18x24") white paper drawing pad and compressed (not vine) charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Drawing II

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1135-CE
  • TimesTuesday, 6:00PM - 10:10PM
  • Dates Jun 02 - Aug 11
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Drawing from a live model each session, students will investigate topics such as: comparative anatomy (how most vertebrates share the same bones and muscles); an in-depth study of human anatomy, with specific attention to how joints function and the proportions of the human head; the anatomy of facial expressions. Proportion, linear perspective, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, color theory and composition will also be discussed. Throughout the course we will use a range of mediums, including pencil, graphite stick, soft pastels, oil pastels, gouache, oil stick, scratchboard and silverpoint, and experiment with combinations of different mediums outside of conventional usage. At the beginning of each session there will be a demonstration of a specific medium. Some drawings will be worked on for several minutes, others for the entire session, depending on the goal at hand. Students will receive individual instruction. NOTE: Please bring an (18x24") white paper drawing pad and compressed (not vine) charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1220-CE
  • TimesWednesday, 6:00PM - 10:10PM
  • Dates Jun 03 - Aug 12
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Open to students at all levels, this course is an intensive survey of the diverse methods and approaches to oil painting and it will take the mystery out of color, composition, scale and tone. Working from the live nude, you will learn how to create convincing flesh tones in light and shadow, and volume and space, through the application of color theory. We will also work on atmospheric perspective as it pertains to the landscape for the final three sessions. Demonstrations will show you how to use a painting knife and brush, and how to build a painting using old master, classicist, impressionist, and neoimpressionist techniques. You will learn the recipes of painting mediums and how to use them. This course will strengthen your observational skills, and you will become familiar with atmospheric perspective, linear perspective and human anatomy. There will be group discussions of student work and individual attention to the goals, needs and level of experience of each student. NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and compressed charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Sophomore Seminar

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2020-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 18 - Jun 19
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

In this seminar, students will focus on the media image and its implications in their work. In practice, the photograph has become a drawing tool for the artist and we will explore photography and video in relation to painting and drawing. Projects in lighting and composition, as well as color and its effects will be explored in still photography and the moving image. Stop-motion video effects will be used to animate a drawing. Photography and related software will be employed to address space, texture and volume as formal concerns in image-making. Students will learn how to document their work, how to use a camera that goes beyond point-and-click and what range of possibilities can be achieved with these instruments. How to color correct prints and videos will also be covered. Sound and editing techniques as they apply to art production is included in this media primer.

Instructor

Joseph Tekippe

Web designer; systems administrator, digital lab, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts

Education

BFA, University of Iowa; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Group exhibitions include

Bronx Museum of the Arts; Mabou Mines; New York Digital Salon

Award

Paula Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

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Urban Botanicals

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2173-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 29 - Jul 01
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

In this course, we will visit local sites in search of urban botanicals from which to draw creative inspiration. We'll explore micro and macro environments, the fractal realm of self-similarity and symmetry; we'll see how the nature/nurture dialectic has been exploited by artists, and we'll look to the less obvious lichens, molds and mosses as alternatives to the more ornamental botanicals. To meet the countless challenges that botanicals present, students will explore various mediums to create drawings/collages that range from the simple to the complex. NOTE: Class schedule, Monday, Wednesday, Friday; May 29 - July 1 (begins Friday, May 29

Instructor

Gary Sherman

Fine artist; assistant to the chair, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BFA, MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

The Phatory LLC

Group exhibitions include:

Fractured Atlas; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA; Exit Art

Collections include:

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Publications include:

The Shark, La Vigie-Art Contemporain

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This is so contemporary: Museums, Studios, Galleries, Collections and Gardens

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2178-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates Jun 22 - Jul 27
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

"This is so contemporary" is the title of a work first presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale. The performance was a reflection on contemporary art. But what is contemporary art? This question will guide students to define the parameters of contemporary art and to find their place as emerging artists. This course begins with a series of field trips in New York City to museums, galleries and exhibition spaces to view and discuss contemporary artworks. We will visit artists' studios and talk with artists about the making of their artworks, the process of finding subject matter, and what it means to be a contemporary artist. Private collections of contemporary art will be included, and their owners will discuss their ambitions as collectors. Finally, we will visit gardens that represent a contemporary expression of nature in art. Each student will keep an artist's journal with visuals inspired by course material.

Instructor

Sabine Flach

Art historian

Education:

MA, PhD, summa cum laude, University of Kassel; Habilitation, venia legendi Kunstwissenschaften, Technische Universität, Berlin

Professional experience includes:

Department head, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin

Publications include:

Emotionaler Habitus: Verkörperte Sinnlichkeit zwischen Subjektivität und Umweltrelation; Wissenskünste; Habitus in Habitat I: Emotion and Motion; Habitus in Habitat II: Other Sides of Cognition; Habitus in Habitat III: Synaesthesia and Kinaesthetics; Körper-Szenarien. Zum Verhältnis von Körper und Bild in Videoinstallationen

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Realistic Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2219-CE
  • Times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Dates Aug 03 - Aug 14
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

There's more to painting a great portrait than capturing a likeness; it's about creating the illusion of life. Portraiture should reveal the character of the sitter and exude a lifelike essence. During this course, taught by an award-winning portrait artist, you will learn how to analyze, interpret and convincingly portray the human visage. The methodology presented is both broad in scope, yet simple to comprehend. It's based on the idea that logic, not frivolous rules nor superficial techniques, lies at the core of the greatest portraits ever created. Working from live models, you will discover a simple and straightforward way to achieve accurate drawing and to easily replicate any color you see, particularly the subtle translucent tones of the human complexion. You will also learn how to model form and to simulate the effects of luminosity, illusionistic depth and atmospheric space. All of the information covered in this course will be fully demonstrated and explained. NOTE: A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session. The Saturday session will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Saturday, August 8, Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm).

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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Ceramic and Mixed-Media Installation

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2404-A
  • Times Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates Jun 10 - Jul 22
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$200
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

This course is an intensive production-based course focusing on the creation of mixed media installations using ceramic as the starting medium. The course will be divided into two sections. The first will cover the different aspects of plaster mold production and the use of liquid clay (slip) in order to produce duplicates of an object. The second section will focus on the students' specific project ideas through the review of work of artists producing installation art; group and individual critiques, and exhibition reviews. Once a basic knowledge of mold making and slip casting is established, students will propose a series of projects of which some will be selected during group critiques for full production. Specific analysis of mixed media use for each student's project will be reviewed and organized in terms of production and aesthetics during group session. Attention will be given to the context in which the installation is placed and viewed and its impact on the physical and cultural environment of society. Homework will be extensive in order to enable the student to acquire an independent work ethic.

Instructor

Nicolas Touron

Sculptor, ceramist

Education

BA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include

Virgil de Voldère Gallery; Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

Group exhibitions include

Josée Bienvenu Gallery; Galleria Rizziero Arte, Pescara, Italy; Tropen Museum, Amsterdam; NADA Miami Art Fair; Kunstraume auf Zeit, Linz; Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Publications include

The New York Times, New York magazine

Award

Fulbright Fellowship

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Sculpture: TRASH

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2453-A
  • Times Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 12 - Jun 11
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

TRASH is a studio course focused the role of debris in art and culture. This course will revisit the art historical precedents of found-object artwork, along with new ideas about sustainability and urban ecology. Addressing the profound eco-crisis that is taking place on planetary, national and individual levels, we will explore how to make art while being conscious of our environmental impact. Work with recycling and scavenge for found objects; research new biodegradable materials and join the green revolution! This course contains lectures, screenings and field trips, including a visit to a landfill from the early 1900s. Discussion topics and projects will include "The Specimen: Collections, Adaptations and Dispersions," "The Cleanse: Material Purification and Transformation" and "Change the World."

Instructor

Jennifer Cohen

Fine artist

Education:

BA, Bates College; MFA, Yale University

Represented by:

Salon 94

One-person exhibitions include:

White Columns, Salon 94

Group exhibitions include:

Creative Time; Public Art Fund; Elizabeth Foundation; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Rachel Uffner Gallery; Taxter & Spengemann

Publications include:

artUS, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, artforum.com, frieze.com, The New York Times

Grants include:

Public Art Fund, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

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Digital Fabrication with Metal, Wood And Form Materials

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2527-A
  • Times Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates Jun 02 - Jul 21
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$200
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

Digital fabrication practices have revolutionized design and manufacturing, and are reshaping the world around us. Increasingly these tools are being employed by artists to create works previously impossible or impractical to make. This course will be an exploration of CNC-based fabrication and its integration into contemporary art- and object-making. It will emphasize technology, such as the CNC laser cutter, CNC router and CNC plasma, as well as address various fabrication methods while refining each student's skillset. We will also examine how this technology affects our understanding of space and material, modes of production, and other considerations.

Instructor

Sung Jin Choi

Fine artist; sculptor; technical advisor, Sculpture Center, School of Visual Arts

Education

BFA, MFA, Seoul National University; MFA, Hunter College; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Exhibitions include

Dumbo Arts Center; Rosenberg Gallery, New York University; Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Art Institute; Rush Arts Gallery; Spaces, Cleveland, OH; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Front Room Gallery; Vaudeville Park; Korean Cultural Service; M55 Gallery; Hunter College; Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY; Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

Grants include

Gwanak Graduate Grant, Seoul National University; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

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Wearable Art

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2643-A
  • Times Tuesday, Friday, 12:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates Jun 02 - Jul 24
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$200
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course will explore fashion as conceptual art on the canvas of the body. We will explore how to design and create clothing and costumes; how to adapt and design patterns; sew and construct garments and accessories; decorate with paint and dye, printed photos, appliqué, embroidery, beadwork, neon wire, quilting and stuffing; and explore experimental and soft sculpture techniques. Students may also work with props and backdrops, special effects makeup, and other elements to create a complete look. Art fashion can be exhibited as art, or used to create characters for performance, photographs and videos, or to develop your own iconic look and become a living work of art.

Instructor

Aimee Morgana

Fine artist, video artist, science-artist, scientific researcher

Education:

BA, Southern Illinois University; MFA, San Francisco Art Institute; Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

One-person exhibitions include:

American Fine Arts; Pat Hearn Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Postmasters Gallery; Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Screenings include:

Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Anthology Film Archives; Royal Society of the Arts, London; Animal Planet International; Whitney Biennial; Institute of Noetic Sciences; Cambridge University, England; American Cinemathèque, Hollywood; Wildscreen Festival, U.K., India; Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference; American Museum of Natural History

Publications include:

Artforum; USA Today; Art in America; Installation Art; The New York Times; Flash Art; Times of London; BBC Global News; ARTnews; Art and Feminism; Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration; contributor, Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships

Grants and fellowships include:

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Bial Foundation Research Fellowship, Lifebridge Foundation. Artist residency, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Artist residency: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

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Printmaking: Silkscreen

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2806-A
  • TimesMonday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates Jun 01 - Jul 20
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Silkscreen, one of the most versatile and widely used methods of printmaking, will be explored through demonstrations and selfinitiated projects. Painters and photographers will find a new way of expressing their ideas through screen printing. Images can be made using hand-drawn separations, photographic film, digital separations and photocopied images. Printing on canvas, T-shirts, wood, metal and glass, as well as large-scale works, are all possible with silkscreen. Large-scale digital output is available. Water-based silkscreen ink is used in class allowing for soap-and-water cleanup. NOTE: Printshop facilities are available outside of class hours.

Instructor

Gunars Prande

Printmaker; director of operations, printmaking, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BFA, MFA, School of Visual Arts; Rochester Institute of Technology

one-person exhibition:

Namba City Museum, Japan

group Exhibitions include:

Pera Museum, Istanbul; Visual Arts Gallery; Galerie Aelier Herenplaats, the Netherlands; New York Society of Etchers; Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic; Mission Gallery; Bill Rice Gallery; Leo Castelli Graphics Gallery; John Nichols Print Gallery; Bennet Siegal Gallery; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY; John Gerstad Gallery

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Printmaking: Silkscreen

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2807-A
  • TimesTuesday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 26 - Jul 14
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Silkscreen, one of the most versatile and widely used methods of printmaking, will be explored through demonstrations and selfinitiated projects. Painters and photographers will find a new way of expressing their ideas through screen printing. Images can be made using hand-drawn separations, photographic film, digital separations and photocopied images. Printing on canvas, T-shirts, wood, metal and glass, as well as large-scale works, are all possible with silkscreen. Large-scale digital output is available. Water-based silkscreen ink is used in class allowing for soap-and-water cleanup. NOTE: Printshop facilities are available outside of class hours.

Instructor

Charles Yoder

Printmaker, painter, writer, curator

Education

BFA, Pratt Institute

professional experience includes

Director, Castelli Graphics; project curator, Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange

One-person exhibitions include

Woodward Gallery; University of Maine, Orono; New Jersey City University; Haenah-Kent Gallery; Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

Group exhibitions include

Dada Post, Berlin; Rubin Museum of Art; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; Gestaltreform Galerie, Frankfurt; Leo Castelli Gallery; Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Salmagundi Club; DFN Gallery; Vose Gallery, Boston; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

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Printmaking: Monoprint, Woodcut, Linoleum

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2829-A
  • TimesFriday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 29 - Jul 24
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course will introduce the printmaking processes of woodcut, linocut, monoprint and collagraph to create various types of prints. All processes will be demonstrated and applied in self-directed projects. The relief print is the oldest method of printmaking; its directness and ease of color application make it particularly appealing to artists of all fields. In woodcut, the non-image areas of the print are carved away and color is applied to the high surfaces of the block using rollers or brushes. Color can also be rubbed in below the surface to create depths and color mixing. Paper is then pressed against the inked surface of the block or plate to transfer the color image from the block. The monoprint is unique within printmaking because every print is different. Images are painted or drawn directly onto blank plates and then transferred to paper with a printing press, resulting in large, direct, painterly prints. The use of multiple printing, chine collé and color overlays will also be explored. NOTE: Printshop facilities are available outside of class hours.

Instructor

Dominick Rapone

Printmaker, illustrator; founder, Beastly Prints Artist Editions; printshop manager, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BFA, School of Visual Arts

Group exhibitions include:

Adrienne/Adrian’s; Art Directors Club; Visual Arts Gallery; Westchester Gallery; Rubin Museum of Art; Studio 12N; New York Society of Etchers; C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul; Woodward Gallery; Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College; Sacred Gallery; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Siren’s Song Gallery, Greenport, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Monmouth Museum, NJ

Publications include:

Fast Company, INC, Stocks and Commodities, The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Women’s Health, American Illustration, Tango, The Flag Project, Octet, Visual Arts Journal, Now, 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, Input

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Junior Seminar: Mastering the Art of Critique

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3020-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates Jun 08 - Jul 13
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

This seminar will introduce important concepts relative to future art practices, and address such questions as: Do you stand there with nothing to say or are you getting everything you can from your critiques and giving your fellow students everything you've got? This course is designed to give you the tools for a successful studio visit. Through a series of exercises, you will learn how to have a more meaningful dialogue with the most cantankerous critic, how to talk about your work and the work of others, how to process the input you receive, and how to manage the emotions around your work.

Instructor

Steve DeFrank

Sculptor

Education

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include

Clementine Gallery; Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston; Margaret Thatcher Projects

Group exhibitions include

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY; Bellwether Gallery; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, CA; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Publications include

The New York Times, Outweek, Village Voice, Artforum, New York Native, ARTnews, New York magazine

Awards include

Fulbright Research Grant; American Academy of Arts and Letters; Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, Provincetown Art Association and Museum

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Advanced Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3209-A
  • Times Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates May 28 - Jul 16
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

In this course, students will define their own priorities in paint. The emphasis will be on creating a dialogue within each student's body of work while continuing to explore new artistic territory. Studio time is stressed: how best to further identify and realize one's goals, how to organize one's efforts, how to work both intellectually and physically in the studio, and how to communicate one's intentions. Individual instruction will be given with the encouragement of an exchange between fellow students. We will explore various media to further inform and advance painting efforts. Students will be asked to use New York's vast cultural resources on a regular basis. The understanding of our visual culture, the evolution of our creative working process and the ability to communicate our ideas are the means toward future study. Models will be available as required. NOTE: Class schedule, Tues., Thurs.; May 28-July 16 (begins Thursday, May 28).

Instructor

Farrell Brickhouse

Fine artist

Education:

BA, Queens College; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Represented by:

John Davis Gallery, Oehme Graphics

One-person exhibitions include:

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY; Julian Pretto Gallery; Pamela Auchincloss Gallery; Max Protetch Gallery; Chris Winfield Gallery

Collections include:

Weatherspoon Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; William Benton Museum of Art; Wadsworth Atheneum; California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Awards include:

Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation

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Embroidery and the Digital Sewing Machine

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3661-A
  • TimesThursday, 4:00PM - 8:50PM
  • Dates May 28 - Jul 23
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$200
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

Digital embroidery transforms a hand-crafted couture into a fine arts media. Just like a tattoo where an image is created with color and needles, the embroidered fabric or paper is needle-stitched in colored threads. The image is a file that can be saved and repeated as a multiple or repeat pattern. The course will cover digital sewing using registration applications. Techniques related to fashion and the fine arts will be explored. A visit to a commercial embroidery atelier will be at the conclusion of the course.

Instructor

Judith Solodkin

Printmaker; Tamarind master printer; president, Solo Impression Inc.

Education:

BA, Brooklyn College; MFA, Columbia University

Editions printed for collections include:

Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum of Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Baltimore Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris

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Copper-Plate Etching

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3812-A
  • TimesThursday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 28 - Jul 16
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course is for students interested in developing painterly and drawn images using copper-plate etching techniques. Copper is a soft, sensitive and responsive metal that is able to capture all the graphic and tonal subtleties of drawing and painting. Students will discover new forms of expression by learning how to build an image through drawing and layering. Intaglio techniques, including hard ground, soft ground, spit-bite, white ground, sugar lift, and open bite will be covered. All processes will be demonstrated and applied through self-initiated etching projects.

Instructor

Christopher T. Creyts

Master printer

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Artist collaborations have included:

Helen Frankenthaler, Al Held, Arturo Herrera, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, David Salle, Kiki Smith, Donald Sultan, Richard Tuttle

Prints editions for:

Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art; Walker Art Center; Tate Gallery; National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia; Singapore Art Museum

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Printmaking: Letterpress

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3847-A
  • TimesThursday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 28 - Jul 16
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course will give a thorough introduction to letterpress printing. We will begin with hand-set, movable wood and metal type in combination with etched plates and linocuts, and then explore making and using photopolymer plates from digital files. This medium is versatile and adaptable, mixing easily with other printmaking processes; the quality of image can range from hard edge to painterly. Letterpress printing also impresses a third dimension of depth and texture to the image and text on paper. Simple, accurate color registration is easy on the letterpress. The experience of hand typesetting using vintage metal and wood typefaces will enhance students' knowledge and understanding of typography. Printing blocks and plates range from completely manual, hand-cut and collaged to digital photopolymer plates. Letterpress die cutting allows students to actually shape their projects. Operation and maintenance of several letterpresses will be included. Each session will begin with a demonstration followed by studio time to work on individual projects, from type-based graphic designs to fine art limited editions. NOTE: Printshop facilities are available outside of class hours.

Instructor

Dikko Faust

Hand typographer; letterpress printermaker; founder, Purgatory Pie Press

Exhibitions include:

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collections include:

Tate Gallery; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery; Walker Art Center; New York Public Library; Museum of Modern Art

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Printmaking: Silkscreen and the Artists' Book

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-3862-A
  • TimesWednesday, 9:00AM - 2:50PM
  • Dates May 27 - Jul 15
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$275
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Using silkscreen, students will explore various ways to present print as sequential images-artists' books, themed portfolios and comics, even fanzines. The course will cover the process from concept to finished and bound multiples. Methods of making color separations for multicolor prints using traditional hand-drawn and modern photographic techniques will be included. Bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated, such as Japanese bookbinding, accordion folding and signature binding. Large-scale digital output is available. NOTE: Printshop facilities are available outside of class hours.

Instructor

David Sandlin

Painter, printmaker, cartoonist

Education:

BA, University of Alabama

One-person exhibitions include:

White Columns; Bongoût Galerie, Berlin; Georgia Museum of Fine Arts, Athens; Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; Billy Shire Fine Art, Los Angeles; Gracie Mansion Gallery

Publications include:

The Best American Comics of 2009, Swamp Preacher, Alphabetical Ballad of Carnality, Wonderfool World, Hotwire, The Ganzfeld, Blab! Raw, Snake Eyes, The New Yorker, The New York Times

Awards include:

New York Foundation for the Arts, Swann Foundation, Nexus Press, PM Foundation; Lamar Dodd Award, University of Georgia, Athens; Cullman Center, New York Public Library Fellowship

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